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      05-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Drives: 328i xdrive space gray/saddle
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post
First the facts:

Part Number:
Snap-In adapter for iPhone4 (6NR music + video): P/N 84.21-2 218 390-02

Get it from Tischer:

iPhone adapters from Tischer BMW

I was about to order the adapter for my car which has 6NR, but I don't know what I would really gain over the normal USB cable?
I tried out my iPhone connected via USB cable and I could do BMW Apps and Pandora without issues. The album art shows up on the iDrive for USB media and Pandora, I don't really use the iPhone for music.
From what I understand, the only thing you gain with the actual adapter (I could be wrong on this though), is the "plug-in" functionality. Which allows iDrive to have the look and feel of your iPhone screen and operates in a similar manner. See this:

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...nt/plugin.html

Oh, and I'm not sure if you can play videos on your iPhone (and have them appear on iDrive) without the adapter.

But if you only care about Pandora and BMW apps, no need for adapter.

Last edited by caesarp; 05-16-2011 at 10:26 AM.